The Coronavirus pandemic has certainly changed the way things happen. In a reverse twist, Top Gun Racing and R C Enerson will attempt to qualify for the Indycar iRacing Challenge at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Qualifying for Saturday’s 175 mile race is today. The team does not have one of the guaranteed spots.
Top Gun Racing hopes to use the virtual race effort to solidify their plans to join the NTT Indycar Series when the 2020 racing season actually starts. The team principals are Gary Trout and Bill Throckmorton with support from Hagerty Insurance. The car will carry number 99.
Enerson is a capable driver and will help the team. They have not come to to terms with an engine supplier. The team will operate out of a shop in Brownsburg, Indiana.
It’s nice to see that a new team is in the works in these uncertain times. It will be nicer when we can actually start the season.
I’ll be back later with some thoughts on fans attending races this year.